Good news for PC owners who enjoyed Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus, the female ninja brawler that was released on Steam last year. The series is back with Senran Kagura Estival Versus, which is available right now. With more than 25 playable character it has the biggest roster in the history of the series and thanks to the all-new multiplayer battle royals up to 10 players can now duke it out in a variety of events
The Last of Us is definitely one of those games that is almost reason enough to justify the purchase of a PS3 if you don’t already own one. The storyline is gripping, the action scenes incredible and even just exploring the many outstanding locations you travel through is a thrill. The combat in particular is a highlight with tense battles against enemies that will do their best to take you down. There can be no doubt that The Last of Us is one of the best, if not the best game available on PS3.
Gameplay: Tense battles against bandits and infected ensures that this game keeps you on the edge of your seat.
Graphics: Naughty Dog once again demonstrates that they know how to harness the power of the PS3.
Sound: Excellent voice acting, great music and solid sound effects
After seeing how the Tomb Raider franchise was milked dry and ran into the ground I was a bit hesitant to pick up Legend. Fortunately Crystal Dynamics did a great job capturing all the elements that made the series a blockbuster back in the day. Its not a very long adventure, but despite a few annoyances it is well worth checking out.
Gameplay: A welcome return to the roots of the series.
Graphics: Good but could have been much better if created from the ground up for the Xbox360.
Sound: Decent voice acting and a nice soundtrack
Assault your eyes, ears and self-confidence with this ultra-challenging first person shooter by The Foregone Syndicate. Desync is an all-out action fest that doesn’t believe in hand holding or pulling punches. This can make it an extremely frustrating game, but also very satisfying when you master the skills required to stand a chance. The visuals are stylish, but blinding while the music is outstanding. If you prefer playing your shooters on the easiest setting or easily frustrated, then this is probably not the game for you, but if you want to really put your skills to the test then this is the game to get.
Gameplay: Fast, frantic and very unforgiving.
Graphics: The Tron-style visuals are stylish, but a little headache inducing after a while.
Sound: Sound effects lack a little punch, but the music is excellent
Definitely one of the most engrossing, entertaining and action packed games I’ve played in a long time. Despite some minor flaws, this game is essential to any good game collection.
Gameplay: A bit slow paced & frustrating at times but has it’s moments.
Graphics: Not outstanding but for the genre it’s not too shabby.
Sound: Decent voice overs and nice music
Space Invaders Extreme is a prime example of how to remake a classic game without completely ruining the gameplay or boring fans of more modern games. The frantic mix of fast paced action, psychedelic visuals and pulse pounding soundtrack makes this a must have experience for all retro shooter fans and newcomers alike.
Gameplay: Classic retro style shooting action.
Graphics: Pretty basic but the backgrounds bring it to life.
Sound: Integral to the game and very well done
Parasite Eve 2 is a interesting mix of survival horror and role playing elements. It features an interesting storyline and the parasite energies adds a unique flavor to the combat.
Gameplay: Disturbingly good fun.
Graphics: Very good for the system.
Sound: Worth cranking up
Running and jumping games are fairly common on Android devices so if you are tired of the genre, it is unlikely that Zombie Runaway will have much to offer you. The basic idea of running in a straight line, collecting coins and dodging tombstones is simple but addictive and I found myself constantly trying to beat my own high-score. The game is free so it is worth checking out.
Gameplay: A simple game with some nice ideas.
Graphics: Not bad.
Sound: Only one tune that will drive everyone around you crazy
Every bit as playable as when it first came out Quake is a true classic and, while the plot might be non-existent, the action is non-stop. It also has enough mods and patches to keep you busy for a long, long time.
Gameplay: Fast & frantic.
Graphics: Pretty dated but there’s enough mods and updates to make it look very decent.
Sound: Creepy sound effects and spooky ambience
Don’t be fooled by the beautiful minimalist visuals that Ellipses sports. It isn’t just another Geometry Wars clone, but a polished and very addictive title where your avoidance skills and puzzle solving abilities are needed instead of an itchy trigger finger. Ellipses features tons of great levels, spread across eight worlds and in addition to plenty of replay value it also ships with a level editor and Steam Workshop support. If you are looking for something fresh and unique this is definitely not a title you want to miss.
Gameplay: Simple, but very polished and highly addictive.
Graphics: Makes great use of minimalist, but striking visuals.
Sound: Complements the on-screen action perfectly